Make a “Romeo” outfit for Ken dolls with free patterns @ #RomeoAndJuliet #DollClothesPatterns

This is a front-facing photo of Romeo from Chelly Woods stop motion video of "Romeo and Juliet with Dolls," a video graphic novel found on YouTube. This model is a Texas A&M cheerleader Ken doll with highly articulated joints. He stands in the street of Verona, as pictured in the video, Romeo and Juliet with dolls (produced by Ken wears a Romeo style jacket with epaulettes (shoulders that stick out a bit), and lace-up, detachable sleeves. His blue and brown jacket laces up in front with a blue 1/8 inch ribbon. His sleeves use the same size ribbon, same color, to lace up from wrist to underarm. There are ribbon "stripes" stitched horizontally to the front of his doublet jacket. The side panels of his jacket are made of brown cotton that has a very tiny leafy motif patterned across it. Beneath the jacket, we see off-white sleeves that seem to be quite puffy. His pants are bi-colored elastic-waist trousers with a brown inlay at the inseam area and an outer fabric of blue cotton. He steps to the side in his knee-high brown flannel boots with a cuff. His hat is turned up on his left side, but a brooch holds two tiny feathers in the hat on his right side where the brim is down. The hat has a very wide brim. The doll looks to the right of the photographer. He stands on sandy ground. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower right hand side of this photograph.
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This is probably my favorite costume that I designed for my stop-motion video, Romeo and Juliet with Dolls. Like the others, this pattern is an older one, so not all of the pattern pieces have seam allowances drawn on. The seam allowances DO exist though, so you don’t have to add the seam allowances, in other words.

And yes, as I’ve already said in earlier posts this week, these are patterns that were available here as JPG images only, but today I’m giving them to you as a PDF sewing pattern, for your convenience.

You may wonder why this “Romeo Costume” (which will fit modern and Made-to-Move Ken dolls” is my favorite. I took my time, paying close attention to detail both in the design and while I was sewing each piece of this costume. If you saw it in person, you’d probably agree that it’s truly a masterpiece!

However, it’s not for the faint of heart! I have given it five flowers on my difficulty scale.

This appears to be a scene from Chelly Woods stop motion video graphic novel, Romeo and Juliet with dolls on YouTube. We see a well decorated room in the Capulet family household, and it's almost as if Romeo and Juliet have been embracing or perhaps are just dancing. Their arms are outstretched toward one another. Romeo is played by Texas A&M Ken. Juliet is played by Momoko doll. Against one wall, a tiny China hutch holds bottles of dried beans, a row of handmade teeny-tiny candles, a wicker basket, goblets, empty jars, and a brass jewelry box or something like it. On the wall is a famous painting from a scene from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Against the wall behind Romeo, we see a tiny handmade Renaissance style chair with Asian-influenced cushions. Juliet's dress is made of blue satin (or something that looks like satin) embroidered with gold floral patterns. She wars a white cotton shift beneath the pinafore dress and sleeves. The white shift is embroidered with tiny white flowers. Her Veil's cap is made of blue cotton and seems to tie behind her hair. The veil's soft tulle white fabric trails down below her long red-blond hair. Ken wears a flannel cavalier's hat made of brown flannel with a wide brim. It's decorated with tiny white and brown feathers. His doublet jacket is made of blue cotton and in places brown cotton with a leafy pattern. There are ribbon stripes going horizontally across the front of his jacket, and it laces up in front. His sleeves lace up as well. He wears an off-white cotton shirt beneath the jacket. His pants are bi-color pants made of blue cotton and brown cotton. He wears dark brown knee-high flannel boots. The Chelly Wood dot com logo appears in the lower right corner of the photograph.
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See Momoko’s dress in the image above? If you’d like to make that dress, click here please.

If you haven’t seen my Romeo and Juliet with Dolls video series, I highly recommend that you set aside some time to view it. Again, I’m very proud of this creation — this stop-motion video of the Shakespearean classic.

Okay, so let’s talk about what you’ll need to buy, if you want to make this “Romeo costume” for your Ken dolls or similar sized fashion dolls…

For the pants, you’ll need some solid cotton; The jacket with sleeves will require both solid cotton and print fabric. I used 1/8 inch Offray ribbon for the laces on the sleeves, along with very small jump rings.

If you’d like to find some medieval or renaissance small print cotton fabric for your jacket, Etsy has some wonderful options!

When I made the cavalier hat and boots, I used brown flannel fabric, thin craft foam (for the brim), craft feathers, and a little metal notion as a broach on the hat.

The puff-sleeved shirt that Romeo wears under his jacket is made of off-white cotton fabric.

You’ll also need a few size 4/0 Dritz snaps for the back closure on the jacket and some 1/8 inch elastic for the waist of the pants.

Today’s free printable PDF patterns will fit the following dolls or action figures:

*Note: the Ever After High male dolls fit the pattern loosely. If you are enrolled in my Creative Spark “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” course, I would suggest using the formula you’ve learned, to re-size the patterns just a bit, so they will fit these dolls more accurately. A chest vs. chest measurement difference would be a good place to start making your adjustments.

** Jake dolls also fit the pattern a little loosely, but it’s a closer fit than the Ever After High male dolls.

And here are the patterns and tutorial videos you’re looking for:

Just in case you would like to make one, here is my tutorial video showing how to make a sword for your fashion dolls or action figures.

These are, as I’ve said before, some of my oldest tutorial videos, so I wasn’t using expensive video-making software to make these tutorials. Please excuse the very basic quality of the tutorial videos.

If you’re looking for a pattern that’s slightly different than the one I’m offering here, you might want to think about taking my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” which is available on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want!

That’s right; for any class on Creative Spark, you don’t have to sign up any time soon. Just sign up when you’re ready.

And there’s no specific time limit to your courses. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.

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This is a free, printable PDF sewing pattern for making doll clothes to fit Ken dolls, articulated Ken dolls, and some action figures in the 12 inch size range. This is a bi-colored pants pattern like men would have worn during the Renaissance. Both the characters of Mercutio and Romeo wear this style of pants in Chelly Wood's "Romeo and Juliet with Dolls" a stop motion doll video graphic novel on YouTube.
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